River Festival Liverpool

To coincide with River Festival Liverpool (1-2 June 2019), Gaia will be displayed inside Liverpool Cathedral from 25 May – 23 June. A programme of talks and events will take place underneath the artwork.

Gaia, highlight of the festival is a huge 23ft replica of the earth by renowned artists Luke Jerram. Located in Britain’s biggest cathedral, Liverpool Cathedral, the artwork called ‘Gaia’ (meaning the personification of the earth), will hang majestically in the Grade I listed building and features accurate and detailed NASA imagery of the earth.


Gaia will be in position for four weeks until Sunday 23 June, and a programme of events and talks will take place under the earth during its run. Events include: Belvedere Academy Chamber Choir, Yoga Under the Earth, Helen Sharman lectures, Live Music by Lizzie Nunnery & Vidar Norheim, Live Music – Late Warning by Andy Frizell, HMS Suarez Performance, 




About the host

Culture Liverpool was established after the triumph of 2008, in which the City of Liverpool delivered the most successful European Capital of Culture year to date. As Liverpool City Council’s cultural service, they have continued to build on their world class reputation, using arts and events as the driving force for the regeneration of the whole city. 

Liverpool Cathedral, completed in 1978, is the largest cathedral in the UK and fifth largest in the world.